I read an interesting article online the other day about what a non-profit organization in Japan
is doing about the problem of abandoned dogs. This organization, although they cannot rescue all
the dogs, have opened a facility in Yokohama, Japan that will implement a training program for these abandoned dogs to be trained as service dogs for the deaf.
How would you like to have a lot of fun and at the same time bond with your dog? Dog agility is a way to do just that. Dog agility has been around for a long time but over the past ten years has grown in popularity. This is evident just by watching TV where they now broadcast some of the competitions.
Dog aggression can be a very serious problem. So why do some dogs become aggressive? They may feel threatened or they may feel their territory is being threatened. Dogs that are insecure and lack confidence can also be aggressive. Also we can not forget that if a dog is mistreated or abused this can definitely lead to aggression.
We see biting as a display of aggression but we sometimes overlook that dogs that bark and lunge at people or other animals are also displaying aggression.